Niger visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Nigerien Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Sierra Leone citizens travelling to Niger do not need to apply for a visa for a maximum  period of 90 days .
  • An original passport valid for at least six months is to be tendered.
  • Visitors are required to have two blank pages on their passport available for entry stamps.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in the country such as traveller's cheques or most recent bank statements will be requested at the port of entry into Niger.
  • There are no currency restrictions on entry into Niger.
  • Visitors must provide a computer-generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets.
  • They are not required to pay any airport tax upon departing from the airport.
  • International certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever and Cholera is required to visit Niger.
  • Pets must be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate which is issued not more than 3 days before the date of departure.
  • Niger is one of the hottest countries in the world and is famously nicknamed as ‘Frying Pan of the World’.
  • The country has a sub-tropical climate, with the majority of the landmass dominated by an arid, desert environment, making it hot and dry.
  • Islam is the most predominant religion in Niger and it is practiced by about 99% of its population.
  • Niger is home to one of the world’s largest protected reserves, the Air and Tenere Natural Reserves, which is the refuge for animals like Cheetah, Oryx and the Gazelle.
  • Female visitors should avoid wearing revealing clothes.
  • The estimated flight time from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Niamey, Niger is 2 hours, 42 minutes.
  • Niger is a country in the African continent that abounds in wildlife which includes buffaloes, elephants, West African lion, Northwest African cheetah, roan, antelopes and warthogs.
  • There are many dinosaur remains in an area of the Sahara in Niger.
  • There are several old cities, towns and villages in the country with well-preserved traditional architecture. Some are abandoned such as Djado and Djaba and now are exotic ruins in the middle of the desert.
  • Niger uses the West Africa Standard Time zone GMT+1) which means that Niger is 1 hour ahead of Sierra Leone.
  • In Niger, the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, E and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Visitors are advised to respect local traditions, laws and customs and ensure that they do not offend.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to travel to Niger?

Sierra Leoneans do not need a visa to stay in Niger for a period of 90 days. However, a valid passport and proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination is required.

What is a person from Niger called?

Citizens of Niger are called Nigeriens, not Nigerians

Can I drink tap water in Niger?

Visitors to Niger are advised to drink bottled water because about 64% of the country's population do not have access to safe and portable drinking water.